Post # 1
Just joined these boards, so sorry if this is posted in the wrong section!
We are eloping in 7 weeks! I am so nervous My parents are very easygoing as are my FH’s however just nervous as we have decided not to tell anyone at all – so I have no one to help me pick a dress 🙁
I am after something like the below dress (the dress on the left). However this dress has sold out. I don’t have time to get anything made.
I am looking for a short dress, but not too short (i.e. only just above the knee or longer). Also I don’t want anything too fitted. I don’t really want to show cleavage. Something pretty and girly. I have been searching online but just can’t find anything.
If anyone knows of any shops to look at, or I am open to buying a secondhand dress if someone might have something they want to sell?
We are getting married on a tropical island with ocean views, but not on the beach. this is the location 🙂
Post # 3
Have a look on project wedding.com they have dresses under $500. This one is my favourite
Post # 4
There are a bunch of short white lacey dresses on Asos…the Alice McCall one is slightly over $500 but beautiful, you could put a layer under it. Not sure how short it is.
Post # 5
This may be a little more form fitting than what you had in mind but I wore this dress for my home town reception and everyone loved it, the lace draping is very delicate and pretty
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Post # 7
Look on oncewed.com & recycledbride. Sometimes the dresses haven’t even been worn or altered. Also here on the wb classifieds- my beach wedding sounds similar to yours & I found a sample designer dress here for $150! I had been looking into having a chinese replica made when I found the original for even less than they were going to charge. There are plenty of options out there under $500, especially for a casual beach dress. Also check out The Limited online. I considered a dress from them & it was only $300.
Edit: It seems The Limited no longer has thier wedding line, sorry.
Post # 8
Or this one is just $58!
Gap have also had a strapless white lace/broderie eyelet dress this summer. I bought it! I saw a local Gap store I have on FB had it advertised on sale today – it doesn’t come with the belt.
Post # 9
Oh and i also got my actual wedding dress from one of the secondhand dress websites (preloved, oncewed, bravobride, recycledbride etc..) and it was all lace, beaded, trumpet with a long train for only $300!
Post # 10
I would check out Ann Taylor and J. Crew. They both have high-quality wedding dresses which might fit what you have in mind. Most are under $500. Good luck!